NATIONAL DIABETES WEEK: Research provides novel insights into how eggs may help prevent type 2 diabetes
15 July 2019: A recently released study has found that an egg a day may keep diabetes away. Conducted by a team from the University of Eastern Finland, the study found that eating one egg per day was linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in middle aged men.
The researchers then set out to explore if they could measure compounds in the blood that could help explain this relationship.
Using blood samples from 239 participants, the team observed that certain substances that link to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes were found in higher amounts in the people who ate more eggs (one per day) compared to those who ate fewer (two per week). This finding helps explain how daily egg consumption may have decreased the risk of type 2 diabetes amongst the group.
The lead author of the study is Stefania Noerman.
Sharon Natoli, Founding Director of Food & Nutrition Australia, is